Human Rights Class in a Box Elementary Schools

Class in a Box

International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR) is dedicated to fostering a culture of education, promotion, and support for the principles and values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).



Human Rights Class in a Box (HRCB) for Elementary Schools

Created by International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR), this program is tailor-made to introduce kids in grades K-12 to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in an exciting, positive and interactive way.

Imagine embarking on a journey where every child understands the importance of respecting everyone’s rights, fostering a world of peace and equality. That’s exactly what the Human Rights Co-Curricular Program (HRCB) is all about. It’s not just another lesson; it’s an exploration of values that shape our world.

During our 1-hour presentation, students delve into the 30 human rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); from the right to education to the right to freedom of expression.

With engaging activities and thoughtful discussions, they not only learn about each right but also understand its significance in their lives and communities.

To make this learning even more accessible, each student receives a Pocket Guide to Human Rights, complete with illustrations and explanations of all 30 articles. It’s a tool that empowers them to understand, advocate, and share their knowledge with others.

As the session concludes, we invite students to take this newfound knowledge home and share it with their families. Why? Because educating about human rights is crucial in preventing discrimination, injustice, and bullying. When children understand and respect each other’s rights, they become agents of positive change in their schools and beyond.

HRCB has been embraced by schools locally and internationally, spreading awareness and fostering a culture of human rights advocacy.

Let’s join hands to build a world where every child grows up understanding the importance of human rights, where discrimination, injustice, and bullying have no place.

Together, we can make a difference.

Schools K-12 interested in booking a presentation of the Human Rights Class in a Box program can reach out to International Solidarity for Human Rights via email at

We look forward to collaborating with you to bring this enriching educational experience to your institution!


The ISHR- Illustrated Pocket Guide to Human Rights (version of the UDHR)

Convention on the Rights of the Child



Saint Anthony Catholic School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Austin Hepburn Multipurpose Center (Hallandale-Broward, Florida)

Colegio Eugenia Astur (La Espina, Spain)

Colegio Público El Salvador (Asturias, Spain)

Colegio El Pascon de Tineo (Asturias, Spain)

Park Side Elementary (Broward, Florida)

St Joan of Arc Elementary (Boca Raton, Florida)

“One of the greatest impact the program has had is on our Saint Joan of Arc School Curriculum. As a result of the Human Rights In-house Field Trip, our middle school literature teacher, chose to update the 2017 required summer reading list for our 6th through 8th grade students. She was passionate about choosing novels based on a spectrum of human rights issues. Also, our Fine Arts Night included collaborative posters from each class and grade level which discussed and demonstrate each Human Rights Articles”. Mrs. Roberts Principal of Sant Joan of Arch Catholic School.

Wilton Mannors Elementary (Broward, Florida)

The Human Rights program taught by Elizabet Sanchez Vegas and Devorah Sasha last spring to our 4th graders was outstanding and aligns perfectly with the mission of our school. At Wilton Manors Elementary, an IB World school, we focus on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts and as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural factors in addition to academic development.

In 5 days the students at Wilton Manors were taught in such a comprehensive and interactive way that they were able to demonstrate an understanding of each of the 30 human rights. The program is both fun and practical way for children to comprehend the importance of Human Rights. The program started by discussing the 30 Human Rights through videos, team activities, and large group discussions. The student were so engaged and inspired that they continued talking about the program the rest of the day.

During the 5 days that the program was taught, the children had the opportunity to have lively and profound reflections far beyond what is typically expected of children their age These reflections were then expressed through art. Each student created a drawing of the Human Right that was the most important for them.

I would say that the highlight for the program was to make students ambassadors of the Human Rights. This is the difference between this program and the others we have taught at school. The children are given the opportunity to take action and become active members of society. Each student received a badge with his or her picture, which is very important for a 9-10 year old because it is a way of saying, “I believe in you, you can make the difference!”

The program had such a positive impact on our students that we have decided to implement it for the hole school !

Dr. Ana Maria Leon/School Counselor (July 15, 2013)

School C.E.I.P. A Ponte- Lugo-Spain

School C. P. de Cornellana (Asturias-Spain)

School Santa Maria (A Fonsagrada-Galicia-Spain)

School Dolores Medio (Oviedo-Asturias- Spain)